Saturday, March 5, 2011

Abortion - #2695 - Texas House Approves Bill Requiring Sonogram Before Abortions - The Blaze (2) Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for Gosnell - Hot Air (3) Sebelius: Yes, We're Double-Counting Medicare Savings - Hot Air (4) Take Action: Ask Congress to Put Pro-Life Policies Into Law - Citizen Link

The Texas House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly yesterday to pass a bill that requires women seeking abortions to first get a sonogram as well as listen to audio, if available, of the unborn baby’s heartbeat. The proposal, the first significant bill considered by the House this year, was designated by Republican Governor Rick Perry as an emergency priority. A similar measure has already been approved by the state Senate. Read more.....

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for Gosnell - Hot Air - Prosecutors in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania announced today they will seek the death penalty for abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, who faces charged related to killing a woman in a botched abortion and killing babies infanticides.  It’s not just Gosnell facing the ultimate penalty, either:  Assistant District Attorneys Joanne Pescatore and Christine Wechsler confirmed to the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper that they are looking at pursuing the death penalty related to Gosnell and former Gosnell employees Lynda Williams, Steven Massof and Adrienne Moton. The three are accusing of assisting Gosnell in the infanticide “abortions” where unborn children late in pregnancy were purposefully birth in order to kill them by using medical scissors to “snip” their spinal cords.  Read more.........


Sebelius: Yes, We're Double-Counting Medicare Savings - Hot Air - In her first appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee since the health-care law passed, Kathleen Sebelius responded to a line of questioning by Republican Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois about whether $500 billion in Medicare cuts were used to sustain the program or pay for the law.  “There is an issue here on the budget because your own actuary has said you can’t double-count,” said Shimkus. “You can’t count — they’re attacking Medicare on the CR when their bill, your law, cut $500 billion from Medicare.”  He continued: “Then you’re also using the same $500 billion to what? Say your funding health care. Your own actuary says you can’t do both. […] What’s the $500 billion in cuts for? Preserving Medicare or funding the health-care law? Sebelius’ reply? “Both.”  Read more........

Take Action: Ask Congress to Put Pro-Life Policies Into Law - Citizen Link - The U.S. House of Representatives is one step closer to voting on a bill that would convert several pro-life policies — also known as riders — into law.  The House Judiciary Committee voted 23-14 today in favor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which was introduced by Reps. Chris Smith, R-N.J., and Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., and has close to 210 co-sponsors.  H.R. 3 would prohibit taxpayer funding for abortion in all federal programs; currently a patchwork of such policies must be approved annually. The bill also would codify conscience protections for health care workers who object to abortion and other actions.  Read more.......

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